5 arrested in the Bronx following round of ICE raids

The four Santa Maria men who had outstanding orders of deportation, or who returned to the United States illegally after being deported, are subject to immediate removal from the country. Of those, 163 had criminal convictions, 60 had been previous removed from the U.S. And 12 were "immigration fugitives with outstanding final orders of removal issued by a federal immigration judge". There were also two from College Point, both with sex offenses.

On January 25, Trump signed an executive order "vastly expanding who is considered a priority for deportation", the New York Times said.

Officers now have wide ranging authority to identify and deport not only undocumented immigrants convicted of crimes, but also those who are not charged but are believed to have committed "acts that can be regarded as a chargeable criminal offence".

Ramirez Medina was processed in Seattle and sent to a detention center in Tacoma, Washington where he remains.

"ICE seemed determined to go after as many people as possible", he said on a Friday morning conference call with reporters.

The raids are tearing families apart, activists said.

He also said he's been fielding "a lot of calls" from people anxious about possibly being picked up by ICE. The reality is that sanctuary cities are not doing enough to mitigate the immigration threat that Trump poses.

None of the men arrested in Santa Maria were held here, as ICE agents can only detain someone for up to ten hours.

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Flores, the Immigration Rights Organizer, said in the past couple of days he received about ten calls in regards to Metro Detroiters being detained by ICE.

ICE officials said in a statement they do avoid raids in sensitive locations such as schools, hospitals and places of worship. It was routine, Kelly said.

While Trump has claimed that unauthorized immigrants with criminal charges would be prioritized, the impression ICE Acting Director Tom Homan left on Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham was that "all immigrant communities are at risk". A decision in the case requiring additional court hearings could have very direct implications for the administration's plans, said ACLU lawyer Ahilan Arulananthan, especially since immigration courts now have a backlog of more than 500,000cases.

American employers and landlords are feeling the effects of the raids. For many, the towns where they grew up, raised a family and made a living are no longer recognizable. This is especially true after other reports of ICE raids throughout the country. By using judicial arrest warrants instead of detainers, ICE is now requiring rather than requesting that immigrants be detained-andHernandez was thus compelled to turn them over to the feds. And, were any children left without parents? "I'm just so touched.at the response on a cold winter night". The Associated Press reported February 17 that the president is considering using the National Guard to detain unauthorized immigrants, a charge the White House quickly denied.

A statement from the NY attorney general's office said it had received reports of calls and in-person inquiries made by people claiming to be immigration officials. There are an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants - about 3.7 percent of the US population. That ruling said immigrants, including those in the country illegally, have rights to travel and to have relatives travel to see them.

"This is the blueprint for mass deportations", he said.

"Parents could also apply for a passport for their children, if they were born outside of the country, they should contact their respective embassies or consulates".

  • Phil Peters